Fun Friday: Smile for the Camera!

Bighorn Ram "Lip Curl"

Actually, this Bighorn Sheep ram (Ovis canadensis) was performing a “lip curl”, checking the air to see if any of the nearby ewes might be coming into season, during the fall rut. The sheep, like many other mammals, have excellent olfactory sensory organs that are utilized when lip curling. The landscape is certainly different than the recent posts of the Bighorn Sheep of the Rocky Mountains.

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens, at 400mm
  • Handheld, from the car
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2013, Blog, Fun Friday post, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography
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